The MTA and city agencies announce a plan to help reduce the number of homeless people in the subway.

The plan is based on recommendations from the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

Those recommendations include increased outreach and oversight, an expanded police presence and more public education on the kind of assistance available to those experiencing homelessness.

"The purpose is to try to provide outreach services, enhanced outreach services in our subway stations to try to connect as many people as possible with social services and help that they may need," said MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim.

They say the homeless population in the city's subway system has increased more than 20 percent in the past year, to nearly 2,200 people.